Use OverDrive and the library’s Indiana Digital Media collection to browse and download a variety of adult and youth eBooks, audiobooks, music, and movies. Many titles are available for download to a variety of devices. View a tutorial to learn more.

Access OverDrive here: http://idm.lib.overdrive.com/.

Accessing Your OverDrive Account and Checking Out Items

  • Click here to access OverDrive on your computer or device.
  • Click Account in the top menu.
  • Select Vigo County Public Library from the dropdown menu.
  • Enter your library card number and your PIN.
  • Browse or search to find items that interest you.
  • Items that are available will have a Borrow button; items which are already checked out will have a Place A Hold button instead.
    • When placing a hold, you will be asked to enter and confirm your email address.
    • When the item is available to download, you will receive an email.
    • You will have 3 days to access the item. Once accessed, the item will be checked out to you for the regular loan period.

Reading OverDrive eBooks

  • In Your Browser:

    • If your browser is not up to date, please update it to the latest version available. Additional add-ons, such as Adobe Flash Player or Java, may also need to be updated.
    • Log into your Account to see the items that you have borrowed.
    • Click on the Read (In your browser) button to launch OverDrive Read.
    • Click on the right margin of the page to advance to the next page; click the left margin to go back a page.
    • Click the flag at the top left of the page to bookmark.
  • On Your Device:

    • Check to see that your device is supported at the OverDrive Device Resource Center.
    • Download the appropriate OverDrive Media Console app for your device.
    • Sign up if this is your first time using the app
    • To download books onto your device:
      • Tap add library.
      • Search for Vigo County Public Library.
      • Select Vigo County Public Library.
      • Select Indiana Digital Media.
      • Select Sign In and choose Vigo County Public Library.
      • Enter your library card number and PIN.
      • Browse or search for books.
      • Select Borrow for any books you want to check out.
      • Select the Menu, then My Account, and then Loans to view items borrowed.
      • Select Download and choose the format you need.
  • On Your Desktop or Laptop:

    • Download and install Adobe Digital Editions.
    • If you are not automatically prompted to authorize Adobe Digital Editions, select Help->Authorize Computer on the Main Menu.
    • If you do not have an Adobe ID, click Create an Adobe ID. A window in your browser will open to allow you to create an Adobe ID.
    • Enter your Adobe ID and password, then click Authorize.
    • Log into your OverDrive account on the OverDrive website.
    • Select the format of the eBook that you wish to download. Adobe Digital Editions will open EPUB eBooks and PDF eBooks.
    • Download the item installer; please make note of where the installer downloads or change the location to one that you will easily remember.
    • If Adobe Digital Editions does not automatically open or add the eBook to its selection list, locate and double click the installer to open the book in Adobe Digital Editions.

Using OverDrive Audio Books and Music

  • On Your Device:

    • Check to see that your device is supported at the OverDrive Device Resource Center.
    • Download the appropriate OverDrive Media Console app for your device.
    • Sign up if this is your first time using the app.
    • To download items onto your device:
      • Tap add library.
      • Search for Vigo County Public Library.
      • Select Vigo County Public Library.
      • Select Indiana Digital Media.
      • Select Sign In and choose Vigo County Public Library.
      • Enter your library card number and PIN.
      • Browse or search for books.
      • Select Borrow for any books you want to check out.
      • Select the Menu, then My Account, and then Loans to view items borrowed.
      • Select Download and choose the format you need.
  • On Your Desktop or Laptop:

    • Download the OverDrive Media Console and follow the installer's instructions.
    • Windows operating system users may require a one-time security update to Windows Media Player to use OverDrive Media Console and DRM-protected media. To install this update:
    • Log into your OverDrive account on the OverDrive website.
    • If necessary, select the format of the item you wish to download.
    • Download the item installer; please make note of where the installer downloads or change the location to one that you will easily remember.
    • Open OverDrive Media Console.
    • Go to File->Open and navigate to the download location of the item installer.
    • Open the item and follow the instructions to install the item.

For additional help and more tutorials, see OverDrive Help and the OverDrive Help Videos.